Talks and seminars

There will be two more free Friday afternoon (1.30 – 4.30pm) seminars before the community theatre festival (actacentre, 13-16 June) focusing on pathways into community theatre practice, and drawing on the experiences of a new generation of workers and companies.

Date/Time: 
Friday, 29 January, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:30

An integrated health and social care system: what would that look like? Does Devo-Manc show us the way?

With Dr Brian Fisher and Martin Rathfelder (emissary from DevoManc)

Date/Time: 
Friday, 8 January, 2016 -
19:00 to 21:30

This forum, for those coordinating volunteers within Voscur member organisations, is used to promote and share best practice amongst those managing or coordinating volunteers.  Quarterly volunteer organisers meet to discuss a variety of issues of interest such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law, and many others.  Featuring speakers (tbc), mini workshops, and an opportunity to network...

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 18 February, 2016 -
13:00 to 16:00

Great storytelling is a powerful way to bring a brand to life. It can communicate your organisation’s work and impact in a way that inspires audiences to take action – whether your message is fundraising, volunteer recruitment, myth-busting or policy influencing.

It can also help brands to develop a clear, authentic and credible voice in an era of increased public scrutiny. If you’re keen to explore how to bring your charity's stories to life then this seminar is for you.

Date/Time: 
Friday, 5 February, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:00

Please spread the word! The second meeting of the BCCPN is coming up- the place to get together and share best practise, Twitter horror stories and third sector experiences. Please do come along to meet other charity communications staff who either work near Bristol or for charities that serve Bristol. I’ll be asking for a £3 suggested donation to help my cover costs.
 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 10 December, 2015 -
18:00 to 19:30

At this meeting we will: 

1. Discuss the findings from our workshop in September – should this be the basis for a city wide vision for Social Prescribing? Can we, as a group, agree some broad principles? Is the VCSE best placed to start that conversation?

2. Mapping. Voscur will undertake a survey that will get more into the detail of what VCSE activity actually is – surgeries connected with, what really are those connections in terms of referrals? Exactly what sort of SP are VCSE organisations practicing? What evaluation tools are used?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00

The day will be in the format of a number of short presentations followed by workshops for discussion and development of ideas.

Topics will include:

Getting Engaged - How or why do people come together to form enterprises?

Setting up a co-op or social enterprise - Different types of legal structures including workers' co-operatives, community co-operatives and self-employed precariat enterprises. These will be illustrated by case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises trading in Leicestershire and elsewhere.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
10:00 to 16:00

Do the citizens of future cities need to be more engaged, not just in their own health but  also in the design, development and shaping of the health and other systems that they rely on? Do current structures and approaches to leadership meet this challenge? Do cities need to be led differently in the future to encourage engagement? Speakers include: Debbie Sorkin (The Leadership Centre); Simon Denegri (NIHR Involve); Morgan Daly (Healthwatch BANES and Somerset); Martin Gregg (South Gloucestershire CCG); and Hildegard Dumper (People in Health West of England).

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
16:00 to 17:00

The impact of poor mental health is considerable. How can we bring formal and informal systems of support together in places to address the challenges that poor mental health creates?  And what can we do differently to support mental health in a more preventative way? Speakers include: Claire Miller (LinkAge Bristol); Richard Kimberlee (UWE); and Ellen Devine (Healthwatch Bristol).

Part of the Health strand of the Festival of the Future City.

In association with Bristol Health Partners.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
14:30 to 15:30

How important is the built and other created environment to our health?  What tools are available to us to understand the impact that good or poor urban design and planning can have on our health, and how we get better at creating places that support rather than undermine health? What’s the likely impact of devolution for cities and healthy places? Speakers include: Marcus Grant (WHO), Jane Powell (UWE) and David Walker (Guardian; writer and journalist).

Part of the Health strand of the Festival of the Future City.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
13:00 to 14:00

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